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About Nina Stibbe

Nina left Leicestershire for London as a teenager and after two years as a nanny she studied Humanities at Thames Polytechnic.
After graduating in 1987, she worked for a while in a Camden frock shop.
In 1990 she began a career in book publishing, working in various departments before becoming a commissioning editor at Routledge.
In 2002 she moved to Cornwall with her partner and children where she now writes, swims and makes bread.

Nina on Social

FaceTiming two West Ham supporters @sam_frears & Charlie 👋🏽
Happy Anniversary Ma & Mr Holt 💘 38 glorious years #ManAtTheHelm
my sister Vic worked in the NHS for 35 years. She has just hung up her stethoscope to spend more time with her sheep and hens and husband. Now, because of the situation, she has reregistered and will be on
My Mother’s Day gift to @elspeth1939 has been a lengthy WhatsApp discussion about how to fix a Sainsbury’s delivery … and the audiobook of Ann Patchett’s The Dutch House. Here she is less than a year ago when we had
the kidz are home hurrah! PS post-it notes on windows bc baby birds don’t always understand windows 🐦

Nina's Blog

The good nanny

My book Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life is the letters I wrote to my sister when I was a live-in nanny to two boys in the…

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Going home for Xmas

First published in Psychologies, January 2014 Until I had children of my own I almost always went home for Xmas to my mum and step-dad’s house…

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Almost famous

First published in The Sunday Times, 10th Nov 2013 When I left Leicestershire in the 1980s, to become a nanny in London, the thing that most…

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Not in front of the children

An edited version of this article was published in The Guardian, 10 November 2013 ‘We’ll have to stop swearing soon’, I said to my friend a few…

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